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Sarup, Lakshman (ed.) (1967),
The Nighaṇṭu and the Nirukta. The oldest Indian treatise on etymology, philology, and sementics.
Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass.
The Nighaṇṭu, in five chapters (adhyāya), is a list of Vedic words giving synonyms, rare words, deity names, etc. The Nighaṇṭu forms the basis for Yāska's Nirukta.
The Nirukta is one of the oldest Sanskrit linguistic texts. It comments on and etymologises Sanskrit words, many among them from the Nighaṇṭu, a list of Vedic words. The Nirukta has received a few...
Yāska is the author of the Nirukta.